Adapted for the stage by shake & stir theatre co

Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again!

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular new live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment especially for children 5 to 105, that’s sure to delight and disgust in equal measures.


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2016 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Presentation for Children
2016 Helpmann Award nomination – Best Regional Touring Production
2016 APACA Drover Award nomination – Best National Tour


Director Ross Balbuziente
Designer Josh McIntosh
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Sound Designer Guy Webster

Featuring Leon Cain, Judy Hainsworth, Nelle Lee, Nick Skubij

Production Manager Stuart Johnston
Stage Manager Yanni Dubler
Assistant Stage Manager Tenneale Rogers
Head LX Scott Chiverton

Orginally co-produced with La Boite Theatre Company

“Dahl delights and revolts. A treat for mums, dads and the littlies… the audience lapped it up… It’s old fashioned storytelling that stays true to the spirit of Dahl and it inspires us to rediscover his work.” The Courier-Mail
“Leon Cain, Judy Hainsworth, Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij put on flawlessly funny and physically demanding performances…Beautifully gratifying, clever stuff.” Weekend Notes “I cannot rave enough about this stage show. The direction, the actors, the production elements all come together seamlessly to create one of the best family friendly shows we have kid tested.” ALPHABET STREET
“There is nothing better than hearing a theatre full of children laughing. Wait! Yes there is. It’s a theatre full of adults and children all laughing together at the same things. And that is precisely what you get. The show is slick, silly, clever and funny – and the pace never stops for a minute. Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is so much more than just perfect school holiday entertainment – it is pure entertainment!” STAGE WHISPERS

Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts will enthral young and old. You’ll laugh, squirm, delight, smile and thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of Dahl’s terrific and twisted tales that have been lovingly adapted for the stage.” Australian Stage Online “It seemed unlikely that shake & stir could make a slicker, funnier show than Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts but that’s exactly what they’ve done. The team has cranked up the pace and polished every aspect until this production sparkles even more brilliantly than before.” XS ENTERTAINMENT


National Tour | June – October 2015
Brisbane | Roundhouse Theatre 
4 July – 11 July 2015
Brisbane | Roundhouse Theatre 
8 January – 18 January 2014